January 6, 2016
PAUL LEPINSKI, owner of A&P Recycling in The Dalles, rakes up trash and pieces of cardboard Monday afternoon as he cleans up his recycling area. More recycling was waiting to be shipped than usual due to the brief closure of Interstate 5 due to flooding and snow in the Columbia River Gorge.
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A new report from the state Department of Environmental Quality says people in Oregon sent more garbage to landfills and recycled less in 2014.